This book tackles many of the difficult questions concerning suffering. How can a good God
allow people to suffer? Does God experience our pain? What is the purpose of suffering in
the life of a Christian?
As a young teenager and non-churchgoer, Jim had a Damascus Road encounter with
Christ which was to lead him into ministry in the Salvation Army. He and his wife Helen
were ordained and commissioned as officers in 1968 and served in Scotland, South
America, Zimbabwe and England.
Besides academic and pastoral responsibilities, for the last six years of active ministry
he held the post of Territorial Ecumenical officer for the United Kingdom and Republic of
He holds a Bachelor of Divinity degree (Glasgow) and a Masters in Systematic Theology
from King’s College London.